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In the heart of new York city held a protest after the murder of George Floyd

The protest, prompted by recent deaths in Minneapolis African American George Floyd, is in the heart of Manhattan, on Foley square square, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Mass protests and riots began in Minnesota and some other States this week after the brutal arrest and death of George Floyd. In the course of the arresting officer, a white male - pushed him with his knee on the neck. Floyd shouted that he could not breathe but the police, as seen on the recording, do not pay attention to it. One involved in the arrest of police Derek Caven arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Dozens of masked men in dark clothing gathered in the square in downtown Manhattan. The campaign holds a number of public organizations protecting the rights of national minorities, but there are people who do not belong to any associations.

The crowd are chanting "I can't breathe", "Life black also matters."

On banners and a makeshift placards is written the name of George Floyd.

Many who come bring flowers to the established portraits of the victims of the actions of the police African American women.

In the crowd there are people of old age, despite the city's risk of Contracting coronavirus. Distance of 6 feet (1.83 m) not met by anyone.

"I'm here to be a part of something very important and to draw attention to injustice," said RIA Novosti light-skinned woman who introduced Christina.

In her opinion, the arrest of the former police officer Derek Cavena passing on the case of Floyd, is not enough. "The rest of the staff that was in place must also be brought to justice," she said .

"This is not the first time. It's hundreds of years of white supremacy and police brutality," added a resident of new York.

On the eve on the square were detained more than 70 people. "This is America, we have freedom of speech, we are free to Express their opinion," she said.

Police watch the protest and failed to intervene.

As stated by RIA Novosti the representative of the organization "justice League of new York," Caris Lave who have gathered here to commemorate "the victims of abuse of authority by police." "We Express our solidarity all over the country. George Floyd is just one of many. This is unacceptable," she said.

Lave also stated that the detention of Cavena enough. "Absolutely not. We got to the other officers who stood and watched the events were also arrested," she said.

About an hour later after the start of the campaign most of the protesters left the square, another group of protesters moved to a nearby Center street and continued to chant slogans.

The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities after the appearance of "viral" video for his detention. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.

When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.